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What's your favorite tie knot?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Surfrider, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. Mr Engineer

    Mr Engineer Senior member

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    Half Windsor,FIH,or italian tie knot
     
  2. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    FIH most of the time, Windsor (full) the rest of the time.
     
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    VinnyMac Senior member

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    hanjin Member

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    is it odd to go with the FIH with a cutaway collar...?
     
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    Zeppelin Senior member

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    Depends, I think. Personally I love the look of an asymmetrical FIH together with a cutaway/spread collar. But the knot shouldn't be too tiny (think Prince Charles). So either the tie has to be hefty or a double FIH is required. YMMV of course ;)
     
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    RachelatHallak New Member

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    Whichever knot you choose, ensure you don't store your ties still knotted. This can cause irreversible damage to the silk/fabric. The best storage options for neckties are rolled, unknotted. Additionally, if you choose to use a tie tack; remember to insert the tack through the back of the lapel or fabric keeper and then attach to your shirt. This will help hole prevention on the outside of the tie. [​IMG]
     
  7. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    FIH does not look right to me with a cutaway collar.
     
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  8. aravenel

    aravenel Senior member

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    Almost certainly. You shouldn't be able to see the tie "loop" coming out of either side of the knot, which you usually can with a FIH and a cutaway collar.

    But very few people look good in a true cutaway collar, so the right answer is probably to buy a different shirt :)
     
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